Customize and Modify Desktop Style
There are no two people with equal tastes, so the style and the way we organize each other’s team will always be different.
In Windows we have the possibility of completely transforming the way the Desktop is displayed.
The Desktop really is a user’s folder, but its content is the first thing we see when turning on our computer, so it’s something like its facade.
In this article you will find several ideas, perhaps you do not know some of them and you can put them into practice, of course always giving the end, your style and personal touch, you may visit mytccustoms.com for more information.
Change the look and make the desktop more accessible
The following screenshot is a screenshot of my daughter’s Desktop, yours does not have to be the same, but it can give you ideas that will help you personalize it.
They will explain the tricks necessary to achieve it, one by one.
Using photos as icons in folders
In Windows you can change the default folder icon which is the classic semi-open yellow file.
In the Customize option that is on the Properties tab, you can choose any other icon available, which by default are in the file shell32.dll. What many users do not know, is that it can also be used as an icon for a folder, a photo or an image.
How to do it?
The only requirement to achieve this is that the photo or image is in BMP (bitmap) format.
This is not at all difficult, we can convert any image file, whether JPG, PNG or any other, in BMP format with the simple Paint program included in Windows.
Convert the format of an image with Paint
• Start Paint, just type in the Paint or mspaint start box and press the Enter key, you can also find its shortcut in the All Programs -> Accessories list.
• Drag the photo and release it on top of the program.
• Cut it if necessary using the Select tool , try to provide sides, ie square.
• On the menu: Save As in Type , select “Bitmap 24 bits” and press the Save button.
The image is now ready, save it now in a location other than the desktop and it is only used as an icon, so do the following:
✓ Right click on the folder to change the icon and in the menu choose: Properties.
✓ In the Customize tab use the “Change Icon” button.
✓ Use the “Browse” button, look for the folder where you saved the converted image, so that it is necessary in the slider menu in the lower left corner to choose: “All files”.
✓ Select the image and upload it.
✓ Press OK on both windows.
You’ll see that the folder now looks different.
In the same way you can completely customize your entire desktop, it is something similar to the portal of our house. Just be careful to save the images converted to a folder in another location, so that they are not erased by accident, but you will have to start the whole task from scratch.